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Las Vegas, Nevada
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56 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location in heart of Carmel. That is all this inn has going for it. Deferred maintenance is it's most obvious trait, followed by a need for a major purchase of new mattresses and pillows. The scarred furniture should have been replaced 30 years ago. The room reeked of musty carpet and fabrics. The heater in the bathroom was from... More 

Thank Lindainvegas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 October 2016

This is the most awful place I have ever been . Please don't even bother yourself to check it the most idiot people I have ever seen the rooms are dirty the breakfast is cheep . We asked for 2 double bed room they told us that we don't have in the system and they give us 1 but I... More 

1 Thank aakansha j

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St. John's, Canada
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51 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

My fiancé and I had planned a trip from San Francisco to San Diego and booked this hotel via Hotwire.com. It was advertised as 3 star. It should have been advertised as 0.5 star. You should believe all the negative reviews posted about this hotel - they are all true! During check-in we found the lady on the front desk... More 

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 September 2016

We stayed in this hotel for night. The woman who served the breakfast, literally screamed at us telling us to have to hurry up because she has to go home!! As far as I am concerned, they should all stay home and don't bother to come to work in this place! (The Breakfast was supposed to be served until 9:30... More 

1 Thank ruanartist
Napa, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Made reservations for what was supposed to be a suite. Arrived & only 2 rooms avail to use, filthy bath and bdrm. But were charged for the extra space. Bed and pillows smelled like something died in it. No cheese/wine false advertisement all the way. Terrible isn't enough bad said about this place. If people say this place is decent... More 

5 Thank bunny1707
Forest Hills
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Dirty, broken furniture, bad food, rude service. The room smelled strongly of mildew, the furniture was charmless junk from the 1970's which was literally falling apart. They service white bread and margarine for breakfast and there is no coffee maker in the room. For more details and pictures, please see my Yelp review.

2 Thank alyce w
San Francisco, California
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77 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016

It's located in the center of Carmel, which is safe and convenient. That's the ONLY reason to stay here and the owner's clearly know it. This hotel seems fill up when the others are sold out. The hotel is about 100 years old according to the front desk employee, and that's the excuse for the extremely poor quality of the... More 

1 Thank skwilson
Napa, California
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

All I can say is DONT do it. This place is a DUMP. I have nothing to gain writing this review. I'm only trying to save poor unsuspecting travels from making a bad hotel mistake like I did. I am flabbergasted that this place can charge $300 + during the high season. Sleep in your car instead if need be.... More 

2 Thank doug r
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

The Inn met (not exceeded) our basic needs. We called twice for a price and somehow the rate dropped by $20 within 20 minutes. Room was spacious for our family of 4 and breakfast was good. Accommodations very antiquated (TV from the 70's) and WiFi was poor. Location was great -- easy walk to town, shops and the beach. Staff... More 

Thank Andrew T
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15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Admittedly booked 48 hours ahead of staying in Carmel but $300 is excessive for a 2 star (at best) hotel. We arrived around 9:30pm and collected key from the reception/dining area door. The room did have a direct outside door to the street which was good because we took our dog but the room was very outdated - 20 year... More 

1 Thank Stuart M

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
English styled country Inn with rooms and suites, ocean views, garden and patio; quiet area three blocks from the village. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Carmel Wayfarer Inn

Address: 4th Avenue & Mission Street, PO Box 1896, Carmel, CA 93921
Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Carmel
Price Range: $114 - $447 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Carmel Wayfarer Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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“Stay in courtyard. It's quaint.”
 of 5 bubbles Lindainvegas, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Make sure you get a room with opening windows if it's hot.”
 of 5 bubbles andyh642016, 3 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Do not rent #1 until it is demolished and rebuilt”
  • One of several broken shutters in Room #1
  • History of prior guests writtne in the carpet, with a trippy lump waiting to snag you.
  • I hope the GFi works, this is right above the sink...
  • Very strategic stain gives me the willies...I sat on a sheet...
  • The aforementioned lump: did the installers hide a snake under here?
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 of 5 bubbles jonhartz, 13 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Upper floor”
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 of 5 bubbles ligiac817, 23 Nov 2015 | Read review
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